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SolasHealth t1_j7f7jnb wrote

That's a good question. Your idea is also admirable. However, the fact is not as you assumed. When you consume fat, it is stored in your cells. These cells stores energy in the form of glycerides.. Later, these glycerides degraded and released energy when required. When the number of fat storage cells increases , a person gains weight. This is an ongoing process. Storing fat is not going to happen overnight.


beaker38 t1_j7jcj93 wrote

But generally (for adults anyway), it’s the amount of fat stored in each fat cell that’s changing, and the number of cells doesn’t vary much, if at all.


Majoishere t1_j7g8lvp wrote

Aren't glycerides from sugars?


SolasHealth t1_j7jmlej wrote

>Aren't glycerides from sugars?

Triglycerides are fats derived from food that circulate in the blood. The majority of the fat we consume is in the form of triglycerides. Extra calories, alcohol, and sugar in the body are converted into triglycerides, which are then stored in fat cells all over the body. As a result, when you consume a high-sugar diet, your liver produces more bad cholesterol, known as LDL, while decreasing your good cholesterol, HDL. Because there is excess energy in the form of sugar, the liver is forced to convert that sugar into fat, which it does by producing more triglycerides.


CrateDane t1_j7he59a wrote

Triglycerides consist of a small glycerol backbone with three fatty acids attached. The glycerol can be quite directly derived from sugars, but the fatty acids would require more complicated de novo lipogenesis. Simpler for the adipocytes just to use fatty acids from fat, but it's certainly possible to make fat from sugars.